East Harding Construction-Bob East

Van Tilbury, Owner, President & CEO

Van joined the East Harding team in 2004.  He was named President in 2006, became a partner in 2009 and was named CEO in 2012.  He is the sole owner of East Harding Construction today.  Van has been the project executive for more than $200 million in successfully completed projects in the last five years, ranging from education, office, medical, non-profit, religious, hospitality, historic renovation, office/warehouse, restaurant and retail.

Van holds a Master of Arts from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and was an Honor Graduate.  He also holds a Bachelor of  Arts from Auburn University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Van is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional since 2008 and has had his Healthcare Construction Certificate since 2011.

 

Professional & Community Memberships:

  • Member; Board of Directors, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce (2009 – Present)
  • Member; Board of Directors, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce (2009 – Present)
  • Member; Executive Committee, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce (2011 – Present)
  • Chairman; Board of Directors; Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce (2015)
  • Member; American Society of Healthcare Engineering (2011 – Present)
  • Member; Board of Trustees, Arkansas Arts Center (2011 – Present)
  • Vice President; Board of Trustees, Arkansas Arts Center (2017—Present); President (2020-2022)
  • Member; Fifty for the Future (2014 – Present)